I’ve noticed a few interesting happenings in regards to bands that have supported Tool over the years, and today I shall compile them into one handy post for you all to enjoy.

Firstly, not only are the Melvins touring with Unsane, but it appears they are recording something.  A new album I guess.  Seems not all that long ago they released the last one, but I always welcome a new Melvins album!

Someone was bugging me about the Mastodon/Opeth tour the other day, and yes, they are touring together in the US.  Here are some dates:

  • 04/04 – Portland, ME – State Theater (M)
  • 04/05 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater (O)
  • 04/06 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis (O)
  • 04/07 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre (O)
  • 04/09 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory(M)
  • 04/10 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome (M)
  • 04/11 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom (M)
  • 04/13 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre(M)
  • 04/14 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (M)
  • 04/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (M)
  • 04/16 – Knoxville, TN – TN Theater (O)
  • 04/18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (M)
  • 04/19 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom (O)
  • 04/20 – San Antonio, TX – Back Stage Live (O)
  • 04/21 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street (O)
  • 04/23 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium (O)
  • 04/25 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues (M)
  • 04/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre (O)
  • 04/27 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre (O)
  • 04/28 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort (M)
  • 04/30 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount (O)
  • 05/01 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre (O)
  • 05/03 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Center (O)
  • 05/04 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall (M)
  • 05/05 – Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon (O)
  • 05/06 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre (O)
  • 05/09 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore (O)
  • 05/10 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (M)
  • 05/11 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues (M)
  • 05/12 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park (M)

They will be sharing the headlining slot, and the little O’s and M’s can help you determine who will be headlining on what night.  Aussies can look forward to some Mastodon shows later this month!

I did a quick Google search on some other support acts for you, and came up with the following:

  • Tweak Bird & Dalek don’t seem to be doing much.
  • Jakob have been recording (with Aaron Harris of ISIS I believe) and hope to have something out in April.
  • Speaking of ISIS, they may or may not have broken up, who really knows!  All I know is I accidentally trolled Aaron’s Facebook page thinking it was someone else!
  • As previously noted Meshuggah are doing a few tours, and are also putting an album out shorty.
  • Tomahawk are supposedly recording very soon (February is what I heard).

And that’s about all I could come up with.  Enjoy your weekend!

Update: Since you can’t keep a good thread down:

  • Wovenhand don’t seem to be doing much, but have a date in Denver in March
  • Melt Banana seems to be playing some shows in Japan, having toured the US last year.